Küng to leave Tour de France early for Worlds time trial

LAGOA ALGARVE PORTUGAL FEBRUARY 22 Stefan Kung of FSwitzerland and Team Groupama FDJ during the 45th Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 a 203km Individual Time Trial stage from Lagoa to Lagoa ITT VA VAlgarve2019 on February 22 2019 in Lagoa Algarve Portugal Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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Stefan Küng is due to be a key domestique for Thibaut Pinot on Groupama-FDJ's team for the Tour de France at the end of August, but he will not be at the Frenchman's side for the key final week in the Alps as he will head home to Switzerland to compete at the UCI Road World Championships in Aigle. 

With the elite men's invididual time trial taking place on the same day as the final stage of the Tour in Paris, Küng opted for Worlds.

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